Faqs

When does the troop meet?

Troop 232 meets on most Monday nights at the Scout Cabin next to Chapman Park on Brown Street.

Meetings run from approximately 7:00-8:30 pm.

How do I sign my son up?

It’s easy! There is some simple paperwork that you can fill out at a regular troop meeting.

How old does my son need to be?

Boys can join the troop after they reach age 11, or upon completion of the 5th grade if they have earned their Arrow of Light award in Cub Scouts and can remain in Boy Scouts until their 18th birthday.

Does my son have to be a cub scout to join boy scouts?

No. Many boys join the troop without ever having participated in Cub Scouts.

How much does boy scouts cost?

We would never want cost to ever become a barrier to participation for any boy who wants to join the troop. Scholarships and fundraising opportunities are available through the Troop Committee for any who need assistance with program costs.

That being said, annual dues for the Troop are $70. Event fees for typical weekend campouts are less than $20. Week-long summer camp fees are approximately $250 plus cost of transportation.

What do you expect from parents?

Just have fun watching your young boys become young men! While Scouting is a program designed to develop our youth, there are plenty of ways for adults to participate and have fun! Fathers (and mothers!) are welcome at all Troop events. We actually have more registered adults than youth! We do, of course, expect parents to provide a supportive environment for the boys to grow and encourage their active participation in the Troop.

Is the Troop associated with a particular church or community?

No. Troop 232 is chartered by the Waxahachie Rotary club. There are boys in the Troop from a dozen different churches and schools.

What does the troop do?

The Troop does a whole lot more than meet on Monday nights. In 2012 the Troop had an overnight / weekend camping trip nearly every month, logged hundreds of community service hours, took at train trip to Oklahoma City, and attended week-long summer camps in Texas and in the mountains of North Carolina. In 2013 we have a contingent headed for the Philmont National Scout Reservation in New Mexico, and the rest of the Troop will be attending summer camps either in Texas or Colorado.

I don’t have a son, but I would like to help the scouts. How can I volunteer?

Please contact the Troop Committee Chairman to find the best way to get plugged in! There are many ways you can help even if you don’t have a son participating in the Troop.